Programs involve primary or secondary students in an interactive session focusing on authors and illustrators and their approaches to writing and illustrating picture books, by sharing original preliminary and finished works. Programs support VELS in the area of:
- texts (literature)
- contextual understanding
- linguistic structures and features of texts
- Arts /Visual arts
- Exploring and responding
- Creating and making
- Studies of human societies and environments
- People and their culture
Detailed teacher's notes and student activities provided. Contact with school organiser enables staff to tailor programs to individual school needs, eg curriculum focus, students' interest, year level.
- Education program
2 hour program in Gallery rooms focusing on current exhibition.
Cost $5.50 per student.
- Meet the Artist Program
Visiting authors/illustrators share their craft as part of the education program.
Cost to be advised.
- Three-day residential workshop
A unique opportunity for students to work intensively with an author/illustrator over three days on writing and/or illustration projects.
Cost $95.00 per student (includes accommodation and workshop).
- Design your own program to suit your needs.
Dromkeen seminars are suitable for tertiary students of Children's Literature; Education; Preschool, Primary and Secondary; Librarianship; Graphic Art and Design; Professional Writing and other related courses. Programs developed to support specific needs. Cost $6.60 per student. Education session includes tea & coffee.
Dromkeen staff provide professional development for teachers, consultants and librarians in using children's literature to support English, Arts and SOSE curricula. Conferences and seminars with invited guest speakers are held throughout the year. Dromkeen staff are available to conduct professional development sessions at meetings or conferences.
Venue Hire Only
Conference Room, Kitchen, Lunchroom, Artroom, Sunroom and Gallery Room available for hire. Catering can be arranged, please contact us at Dromkeen for further details.
Dromkeen produces teacher resource kits to assist teachers in planning for using picture books to support English, Arts and SOSE curricula. All kits include classroom support material.
The Dromkeen Newsletter contains everything schools need to know about Dromkeen programs.
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To book any of these program options, contact the Education Team at Dromkeen.
T (03) 5428 6799
F (03) 5428 6830